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Step Up, Stand Out, Join the Movement

Are you a high school student passionate about making a positive impact on mental health in your community? 


Do you believe in spreading messages of acceptance, connection, resiliency, and hope?


If yes, then the Ryan Bartel Foundation Teen Ambassador Program is calling YOU to be a part of this extraordinary volunteer and leadership opportunity!

Your Role:

  • Spread Positivity: Champion hope and acceptance in innovative ways.

  • Be a Leader: Gain mentorship from industry leaders and hone your leadership skills.

  • Educate & Empower: Deepen your understanding of mental health and become a resource for others.

  • Collaborate & Innovate: Work on groundbreaking projects and campaigns with like-minded teens.

  • Be an agent of change

Are You ready to step up?

Apply Today
The Application Window closes April 30.

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Who We are:


The Ryan Bartel Foundation is dedicated to empowering teens, like you, to be the voice for your peers. As a Teen Ambassador, join us in leading a movement that champions mental wellness, kickstarts meaningful conversations, and fosters an inclusive and supportive community.

Teen Ambassador Candidate Description
Who Can Join?

All rising 10th - 12th graders in Loudoun County public or private high schools who want to earn community service hours. With a focus on teen mental health, this volunteer and leadership opportunity will help you stand out. We’re looking for the next generation of change-makers.

What will you achieve?  • Elevate Your Skills: Advance your mental health literacy and leadership capabilities. • Drive Real Change: Build the confidence to support peers facing mental health challenges. • Challenge the Norm: Play a key role in de-stigmatizing discussions around mental health. • Earn and Learn: Accumulate 40+ community service hours and receive a Certificate of Completion. • Stand Out: Secure a Letter of Recommendation and special recognition for senior ambassadors.

What is the time commitment?  • Duration: A 12-month transformative journey from June 2024 - May 2025. • The program requires a minimum of 4 hours per month. • Including 2 hours of monthly meetings: Stay informed, get trained, connect with fellow volunteers, and discuss and work on projects. • Minimum of 2 hours of volunteer service: You’ll be actively involved in making a difference in our programs, focus groups, or fundraising events.

What if I can’t commit 4 hours in a single month?  No worries! We understand schedules can be flexible. You can make up for missed hours in the following months as long as the total commitment is met.

What will I be doing as a volunteer at RBF’s programs? • Greet and support participants: Be the first friendly face people see when they arrive at any program. Introduce new members, and help them feel welcome and supported during the sessions. • Support activity facilitators: Help guide attendees through engaging experiences at The FORT or the Hangout.

How do You join? • Apply Online: Jumpstart your journey at • Application Window: March 1-April 30. Don’t miss out!

When will I hear back about my application? Applications close on April 30th. We’ll review all applications and reach out to everyone by the second week of May.

Join Us!
The Application Window closes April 30.
Fill out an interest form today!

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